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News Epic launches on Steam

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 18 Mar 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. phat-ant

    phat-ant New Member

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    sounds like good news to me :)
    cant be bothered with all those dvd/cds any more much easier to download it at whim.
     
  3. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    And if there games don't sell on steam wait for them to start crying that digital distribution isn't what its cracked up to be.
     
  4. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    very interesting and cheap...... it would be interesting to see if steam had an option of buying the CD of a certain game and having it sent to your home for a small premium....
     
  5. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    That's every relevent UT game ever for £27? That's not half bad you know. Am tempted now.
     
  6. Kufwit

    Kufwit New Member

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    Steam is a grerat platform for the games as updates are automatic and there is no need for having the damn DVD in the drive to play the game.

    I hate that the most. I payed for it and the people who DL for free don't have to worry about it with no DVD scripts ::wallbash:

    But....

    When are steam going to realise that they need to drop their prices to below what I can buy an actual DVD copy from Play.com.

    I'd like digital DL to be the way I buy all my games but even a couple quid will sway me away from it. I mean come on even Asda beats them on price :jawdrop:
     
  7. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    sounds good for UT3..... except it's in USD.

    when Steam puts GBP on their system, i will consider buy it at the right price.
    come on, 22 pounds for UT3?
     
  8. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    epic can sod off. they turn their backs on PC so i turn my back on you. i was gonna buy UT3 until they announced future console exclusivity.
     
  9. Zut

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    ^ Agreed. F*ck Epic!

    They don't want to support us, but they still want our charity for their ancient rubbish?! Well they can bollocks.
     
  10. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    So, they're out to prove that PC game sales are dwindling eh?

    The proof is not in the baking tray, it's in the pudding, you fools.
     
  11. WildThing

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    Why? The pound is a fair bit stronger than the dollar. With most of the games I've seen on steam that equates to quite a bargain.
     
  12. UncertainGod

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    A couple of weeks ago this would have been great news, but now who cares about the company who has no interest in PC gaming?
     
  13. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    never purchased on Steam, to me, it's too much hassle to work out the exchange rates
     
  14. lewchenko

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    Be glad the prices are in USD.

    Just buy it on your credit card and then check your statement for a decent deal in UK£ equivalent.

    No problems with Steam, other than the restricted catalog, plus my ISP caps my downloads at 20GB per month. In fact I bought Orange Box on it.
     
  15. steveo_mcg

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    Thing is at the moment the games are more expensive when you convert them from USD to GBP and then you need to add tax. Steam UT3= USD44.95 ~= 22.50 + 17.5% vat = ~£26. Play.com UT3 = ~£15. No contest really. Steam used to be good and for valve i think it's still there or there about but for other devs its really quite expensive.
     
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    I've not tried but in theory you should be able to 'activate cd key' in steam for the UT games and put the disc away forever :p
     
  17. freedom810

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    When will EA see that there downloader is pure crap. Steam is where the games are and is thinking of expanding, EA have lost. Go steam :D
     
  18. Yotta

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    Which means the games can't then be sold or swapped and played online through steam because the key can only be activated on steam once, unless you want to go through steam's reset key rigmarole.
     
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    all we need is steam in £GBP and we are set!
     
  20. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Looks like UT3 might actually realise those potential sales figures after all.
    Although at £27 compared to £15 in the shops, hmmmm
     
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